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Old 11-07-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Bulk vs Bottle Conditioning for Cider

I started a hard apple cider 4 weeks ago. It fermented down to 0.980 with Cote des Blanc in about 10 days.

After reading the cider forum I've realized that cider needs to age several months.

So, does it make a difference whether its aged in bulk or in bottles?

I'd like to bottle it this weekend to make space in my fermentation freezer for more beer.


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Old 11-07-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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my take on that situation would be to bulk age it, then bottle and carb when its cleared. or if youve got a secondary vessel to rack it to for clearing that would work too.

thats what im doing

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Old 11-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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I let mine sit in the carboy for about a month or two, then bottled. I'm impatient. If it tastes like it's not ready to drink, I'll let it sit a few more weeks.
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